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  • Select major tech trend areas
  • Pinterest
  • Flipboard
  • iPad and education
  • Facebook and history research
  • Google Plus
  • Tablet news
  • DU ASIST tech trends webinar

    1. 1. Tech Trends JoeMurphyUniversity of Denver ASIS&T TechBytes Speaker Series 1/23/12
    2. 2. (some) Major Trend Areas• Self curration• Images as element of discovery, sharing, social, and activity• Location and Proximity• Content: personalization for consumption and creation• Communication tools and directions
    3. 3. Why Pinterest is Important:We experience and consume so much visually and Pinterest gives us a way to share and makenote of goals, plans, experiences, desires, with images from online or from our own lives
    4. 4. http://bit.ly/pinterestforinfoSome suggestions:•Bookmark resources•Books and collections•Contributions from community•As a visual resource guide•Facilitate collaboration•As a teaching tool•Pin pictures of staff to up the humanelement.•Track metrics•Pin pictures already in use for varioussocial media projects
    5. 5. Named Apples iPad App of the year Developed for the iPad, Flipboard Creates a visual magazine like experience for custom curated content Key points: •Visual browsing •Personal choice in content •Social and proprietary contentiPhone app released inDecember, 2011 “has beendownloaded more than one milliontimes in its first week” -http://mashable.com/2011/12/14/flipboard-iphone-1-million/
    6. 6. iBooks Author for publishing on the iPad http://www.apple.com/ibooks-author/iPad iBooks textbooks http://www.apple.com/education/ibooks-textbooks/
    7. 7. “The Future of History Is on Facebook” We often learn about people through social networks - this can apply to historical figures too. http://on.mash.to/FBlibsandhistory
    8. 8. Google+ now has 90 million users globally - http://investor.google.com/earnings/2011/Q4_google_earnings.html Adding over 600 thousand every day and might reach 300 million users with in a year - http://mashable.com/2011/12/27/google-plus-62m-users/President Obama to host State of theUnion questions on Google+ Hangout bit.ly/googleplusforlibs
    9. 9. “Tablet and E-book reader Ownership Nearly Double Over the Holiday Gift-Giving Period.” -Pew Internet And American Life Project http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/E-readers-and- tablets/Findings.aspx“The number of Americans owning at least one of these digitalreading devices jumped from 18% in December to 29% in January.”
    10. 10. Also: perpetual timeliness?
    11. 11. Stay in touchAnd let me know what technologies areimpacting your library work.Thank you Joe Murphy libraryfuture@gmail.com Twitter: @libraryfuture http://joemurphylibraryfuture.com